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Nine knives and a baseball bat recovered in Nottingham house search

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Nine knives and a baseball bat were recovered from a house search, which followed the stop and search of a man in the city centre yesterday (Thursday 10 October).

He was one of 15 people who were stopped and searched and one of three people arrested during Operation Scorpion – a proactive operation run by Nottinghamshire Police to tackle knife crime.

The 39-year-old was arrested in Trinity Square on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and a quantity of cannabis was recovered. A woman was also arrested on suspicion of shop theft and a man was arrested on suspicion of two shop thefts and for prison recall.

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The operation included the use of high-visibility and plain-clothed officers.

Sergeant Graham Whitt, of the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This was a successful operation which led to a number of potentially dangerous weapons being recovered. These included a sword, a machete, lock knives, daggers, a flick knife and a baseball bat.

“Operation Scorpion is Nottinghamshire Police’s proactive knife crime operation which includes a number of different tactics to remove weapons from the streets. Other tactics we sometimes use include the use of metal detectors at licensed venues and bus, tram and train stations.

“Knife crime has reduced by 8.7% across the force in the last year and we are committed to continuing to reduce offences. One of the best ways that people can help us do this is by reporting any concerns they have about people who may be carrying knives. We are very proactive in the use of intelligence and the more information we have the better equipped we are to tackle it.”

If you suspect someone of carrying a knife, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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